Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning (MCP)


Community Planning and Area Development

First Advisor

John J. Kupa


This study has focused its attention on the conceptual theories of clustering in relation to the actual practices, which are occurring today in Rhode Island. The study provides a historical framework for the cluster process and subsequently describes the following components: cluster characteristics in Rhode Island communities, open space, management, legal constraints, cost and a visual analysts. All of the chapters begin with a general discussion, which provides a framework for the Rhode Island cluster experience.



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